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Johnny Fox – Two Sisters CocktailJohnny Fox – Two Sisters Cocktail
{2004 | 3moon Records}

Total of six songs and three Fox’s recorded during the St. Louis Summer of 2004. St. Louis’ own Johnny Fox: acoustic 12-string, harmonica and vocals, with help from Jimmy Fox: acoustic guitar on tracks 1 & 4 and Melissa Fox also on acoustic guitar on track 4.

Rooted in old-style blues traditions, Johnny Fox plays acoustic blues reminiscent of the Delta. He blows harp and sings while performing bottleneck slide on his 12-string, and man does he sing.

1. Catfish Blues (4:15) – man the vocals were raw and powerful.

2. The Coolin’ Board (8:27) – a bluesy acoustic shuffle with slide.

3. C’mon In My Kitchen (5:01) – down home harmonica playin’ over acoustic.

4. Never Goin’ Home (4:40) – the multiple guitars were a great touch.

5. Miss Maybelle (4:41) – so far the best combination of vocals and guitar being equal, straight from the Delta.

6. Lord Knows (3:49) – not sure how’d I classify this song, not Delta, it’s a blues folkish.

While I’d consider six songs as more of a sampling I enjoyed the CD, woulda’ liked twice as much. Rating: 4.011. Fox’s vocals are so intense it seems almost contradictory to the music being played. I could almost imagine his sound and Stevie Ray Vaughans or ZZ Top as a perfect combination. I’d have to bet his live shows are so full of emotion that the audience leaves drained and fulfilled, kinda like an orgasmic bliss. Visit Johnny’s site for more information and his schedule.

Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP

Email - Cornbread@STLBlues

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